Hello all, I am looking to build my first gaming PC. I have watched many videos on how to put the parts together and it does not seem that hard. But what the hard part is, is picking the parts. I am not at all up to date which graphics card and which motherboard is best; so I am wondering if the wonderful people of Tomshardware can help me out? I am in need to a system that will allow me to play video games at very high or ultra settings around $800-1000 if that is possible. I would also be using Fraps to record my gameplay. I would also be heavily multitasking (again playing games, recording, and also recording my voice at the same time). I am in need of a good gaming PC for around this cost, but I am unsure which parts are best to use. Please can someone help me out?
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($250.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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So this build will allow for heavy multitasking and everything? How long would you suspect I can record good gameplay at a good fps with fraps on this for lets say 30 min segments or will that be too demanding for heavy multitasking by playing games, recording gameplay, and voice for commentaries? And lastly how long would the build last me before I have to upgrade it? Thanks a lot for answering my question you helped a lot.